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June 2, 2003 Issue

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  • Editorial

    Are We Safer?

    This article is an expanded version of Stephen F. Cohen’s commentary in the May 5 issue.

    Stephen F. Cohen

  • Nation Note

    Congratulations to the Nation circulation staff, Art Stupar, Michelle O’Keefe and Inga Knets, who have won a Gold Award from Circulation Management magazine.

    The Editors

  • Letter From Ground Zero

    During the cold war, nuclear strategic doctrine was riven by a fundamental contradiction.

    Jonathan Schell

  • And the Poor Pay Taxes…

    Just in case you didn’t have a clue who George W.

    Roy Ulrich

  • Paying for Apartheid

    Two major lawsuits–filed in the United States against multinational corporations including GM, IBM and Citigroup for aiding and abetting apartheid–are at a critical juncture.

    John S. Friedman

  • The Judiciary Wars

    Senate Democrats, who were so divided on the war and tax cuts, are holding together impressively to stop the Worst of the Worst of President Bush’s judicial nominees.

    Jack Newfield

  • FCC: Public Be Damned

    John Nichols and Robert W. McChesney are founders of the media-reform network Free Press, one of the groups named in this article.

    John Nichols and Robert W. McChesney

  • WMD? MIA

    When Bush (sans flight suit) delivered a photo-op victory speech to the men and women of the USS Abraham Lincoln, he solemnly noted, “We’ve begun the search for hidden chemical and biological w

    David Corn

  • Shaking the Kingdom

    The suicide attacks in Riyadh, which Saudi officials blamed on Al Qaeda, were barbarous acts.

    The Editors

  • Books & the Arts

    Magnificent Obsessions

    This week, all true movie lovers will rush to see a violent and fantastic special-effects thriller, in which a character endowed with uncanny powers rips through the veil of illusion that is no

    Stuart Klawans

  • The Misuses of Allegory

    Is José Saramago an anti-Semite?

    Ilan Stavans

  • The New Yorker Goes to War

    In its first issue after the fall of the World Trade Center, The New Yorker published a handful of short reaction pieces by John Updike, Jonathan Franzen and others about the horror that

    Daniel Lazare

  • Dare Call It Treason

    Few traditions are more American than freedom of speech and the right to dissent.

    Eric Foner

  • We Are the Patriots

    Americans who oppose the Cheney-Bush junta demonstrate sanity, not cowardice.

    Gore Vidal
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